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Sep 9, 2012 9:00am EDT
allies will boost their support for the syrian opposition. >>> president obama is campaigning this weekend in florida. he's telling voters that creating more jobs is his top priority right now and he's calling on americans to rally for achievable goals that will lead to new jobs. meanwhile, his newest high profile surrogate is in our area today. mayor castro attended a kickoff yesterday. he was the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention in charlotte earlier this week. he talked about why president obama deserves a second term. >> there's no question that it's a close race in virginia. i believe what's going to tip the scales is president obama's commitment to creating opportunities and economic prosperity. what he has done already, 30 straight months of private sector job growth, 4.5 million new jobs created and what he wants to do in the future. >> mayor castro will be on "meet the press" with david gregory this morning at 10:30 right here on nbc4. >>> mitt romney will be on "meet the press" this morning and he also spent yesterday in virginia. the republican presid
NBC
Sep 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
trail for both candidates this morning. this weekend president obama will be taking a bus tour through florida. he'll start in st. petersburg before traveling to kissimmee later today. he will also make stops in melbourne and west palm beach tomorrow before heading back to the white house. meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney will be in our backyard again today. he plans to hold a rally this afternoon at the military aviation museum in virginia beach. then tonight, he will make a pit stop in richmond. that's where he will help start tonight's federated auto parts 400 nascar race at the richmond international raceway. his wife ann just made a stop in virginia yesterday to speak to william in leesburg. >>> jesse jackson jr. could soon be back to work after being treated for bipolar disorder. jackson went for treatment in june after collapsing at his home here in d.c. his doctors revealed he went to the mayo clinic in minnesota for treatment. one of jackson's aides says he could be back to work as early as monday. he's up for re-election this november. >>> today a longtime d.c. groce
NBC
Sep 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
ceremony, president obama described meyer's actions in heroic terms. >> today we pay tribute to an american who placed himself in the thick of the fight. again and and again and again >> reporter: in his own pook called "into the fire" meyer describes a brutal battle to the death. how much do you think you killed >> it doesn't make a difference. i can tell you this. i didn't kill enough. >> reporter: and you killed at least one of them with your bare hands >> yes reporter: it is not mentioned in his medal of honor citation because there were no witnesses. but as meyer describes it, he was kneeling over the body of an afghan soldier and one of his best friends >> i just felt something hit me in the back of the head. and it was just like slow motion the whole time. i just remember turning around to look. there was a guy standing above me with a huge beard, you know. he had an a.k.-47. i was like what do i do now? >> reporter: meyer knew one thing. >> i was going to make the son of a bitch kill me. i wasn't going to get my head chopped off on tv >> reporter: he fired from the hip >> i
NBC
Sep 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
earlier this week are now back home. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton attended a ceremony for slain ambassador chris stevens and his three colleagues at the joint base andrews yesterday. they were killed when armed protesters mobbed the u.s. consulate in benghazi tuesday the anniversary of september 11. the president vowed to find those responsible. >> we will bring to justice those who took them from us. even in our brigrief, we will b resolute, for we are americans and we hold our head high. >> the president also met privately with family members of the four men. >>> new this morning a man is fighting for his life after a double shooting in southeast. this happened a little after 2:00 this morning on the 1200 block of 12th street not far from navy yard. police say they arrived to find two men shot, one in the head. the other man was still alert and his injuries are not considered life threatening but both have been taken to a nearby hospital. so far no arrests have been made. d.c. police are offering a thousand dollars reward for information on a sexual assault
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am EDT
angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entry on the national register of historic places. a pet cemetery in sub urban new york. the hartsdale pet cemetery founded in 1896 was the final resting place for 75,000 pets and 700 pet owners. now for the day's weather. it will be raining cats and dogs in the south with scattered showers in the northeast. out west the heat is still on. there are no october surprises in the week ahead. milder autumn weather prevails pretty much all over. next, high tech. high risk. and later... >> your name is so familiar. oh, stop hugging me. reporter: rit a braver >> osgood: i'm sorry. i was just checking my cell phone. a reminder of just how disconnected from our surroundings all of these devices can make us. disconnected is one of the milder things some critics say about
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
as well. >>> now to decision 2012 where a new poll shows mitt romney leading president obama nationally. the rasmussen reports survey shows the gop presidential contender ahead of president obama 47 to 44%. and just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. a similar shift happened in battleground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and show romney and president obama are tied. the same poll showed the president leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the bump which is pretty typical when the event wraps up. mitt romney plans to take a break from campaigning and prepare for the upcoming presidential debates. he and his vice presidential pick, paul ryan, visited the battleground states of florida and ohio yesterday. ryan went to the ohio state football game against his alma mater, miami university of ohio. they told the crowds that president obama is to blame for those without jobs. romney likened it to football saying if the team is not winning, then it's time to get a new coach. >>> so ryan is facing just a l
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
party endorsed presidential candidate barack obama, republican party endorsed presidential candidate mitt romney. debate subject area, domestic policy. debate moderator, jim lara. structure, six 15-minute segment. three focus on the economy, four, five, and six health care, the role of government and governing. procedure, each candidate gets two minutes to respond to a question posed by jim lara. time remaining is given to freewheeling discussion of segments. risk factor, dangerous, sometimes lethal. ♪ [music] ♪ >> are you better off than you were four years ago? is it easier for you to go and buy things in the stores than it was four years ago? is there more or less unemployment in the country than there was four years ago? is america as respected throughout the world as it was? do you feel that our security is as safe, that we're as strong as we were four years ago? if you answer all of those questions yes, why then i think your choice is obvious as to who you'll vote for. if you don't agree, if you don't think that this course that we've been on for the last four years is what
NBC
Sep 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
unemployed or underemployed today. question, the obama team is trying to spin the video as meaning romney only cares about the top 53%. not the 47% who get government benefits. is this damaging to governor romney? tim? >> absolutely damaging to governor romney. because he is writing off a portion of the population. it is not just that he is talking down to them, like barack obama did four yeersz ago, when he talked -- years ago when he talked about the bitter clingers who clinged to guns and religion, and obama says we can win them over and romney is saying i can't win this part of the population. anybody who writes off that population, i don't know where he will get off the 50% to win. >> the problem is they're not all democrats. a lot of them are republicans. they're veterans. they're people who receive benefits, social security. people do not think they're undeserving. so he is insulting basically much of the electorate. and there is a window of his soul. this is how mitt romney thinks, and when he was thinking of that mansion in boca raton, this is i think how rich people talk
NBC
Sep 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
safe. >>> and president obama plans to tour new orleans on monday. today he heads to iowa, one of the many key battleground states this november. his campaign schedule also includes stops in colorado, then ohio before coming back to our area. the president will travel to virginia tuesday, where he'll speak at norfolk state university. aside from the hampton roads region, political experts believe northern virginia will be a driving force behind who carry, the commonwealth in the general election. >> northern virginia, a key area for democrats cast 28% of the vote statewide for the presidential race in the last three presidential elections. democrats have gone from breaking even up here to carrying it last time by 233,000 votes. republicans have to basically put the tourniquet on northern virginia. >>> meanwhile, democrats are prepping for their convention set to begin tuesday. the dnc released this neat time lapse video, crews working on a stage in charlotte, and nbc 4 will bring complete coverage of the democratic national convention. at the event in charlotte, kicks off on tuesday.
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 6:00am EDT
president obama's reaction for the killing of the u.s. ambassador in libya. one of his advisors say if mitt romney was president this would not be happening. now effective is a statement like that. >> i think they are regretting how quickly they acted. there was a sense that was what called for at that moment was solemn recognition of loss. and the ambassador and three others in libya. beyond that there is a debate about what president obama's policy after the arab spring was apparent. what that has created, should the united states be doing more. i think that is a debate that romney would like to have. and it's a dicey business when you talk about is this would not happen if i informs office, it's hard to prove and not many details. >> you still see romney talking about the recent use of defense cuts, will we see that take more center stage as an issue in the wake of the recent attacks? a september surprise, you know, the idea that foreign policy inserting itself into the national and presidential debate, and if this which is leman moment for romney. they fell around this time in sept
NBC
Sep 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
assault on an embassy earlier this week are now back home. president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton attended a ceremony for slain ambassador chris stevens and his three colleagues at joint base andrews yesterday. they were killed when armed protesters mobbed the u.s. consulate in benghazi on tuesday, the anniversary of september 11. the president vowed to find those responsible. we will bring to justice those who took them from us. even in our grief, we will be resolute, for we are americans and we hold our head high. the president also met privately with family members of the four men. >>> new this morning thousands gathered in south korea to honor and celebrate the life of reverend sun yung moon who died earlier this month from complications of pneumonia. he was the founder of the unification church and gained worldwide attention for conducting mass weddings. moon was accused of brain washing recruits but considered himself the modern day messiah and had thousands of followers. he was 92 years old>>> d.c. police have released surveillance video of a man they saw sexually a
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
. what does president obama need to do to get the upper hand in the upcoming election? "meet the press" moderator david gregory joined us earlier today. he believes the president will attack mitt romney's vague ideas on how to improve the economy. >> talking to the president's advisers really what they want to do is be more specific. i think where they'll attack governor romney is, you know, that he went on the offensive against president obama, but didn't give the american people a road map for how he's going to usher in a better economy. i think that'll be the big attack line. >> the president will be looking for a bump from the convention. new polls from the rasmussen reports show that mitt romney is ahead of president obama 47-44%. just five days ago, the two were tied in this poll. similar shift happened in battle ground states. rasmussen polled voters in 11 swing states and showed romney and president obama are tied. the president is leading by four points five days ago. the republican national convention could explain the recent bump which is typical when the event wraps u
NBC
Sep 16, 2012 9:00am EDT
policy is fair game for mitt romney. >> there is a debate about what president obama's policies after the arab spring was apparent. what's that's created, should the united states do more. >> the on going protests and riots will be a focus today. they will talk to david about the incidents, and susan rice, american's ambassador to the u.n. we'll discuss the united states role. you can catch that all on "meet the press." the gop candidates are trying to refocus on domestic issues and other issues. paul ryan hammered the president saying his economic policies failed the country. he said that the president has put america on the road to financial re union. >> the federal reserve is coming out with a new bailout. this matters, so the federal reserve is basically saying that we don't have a recovery, obamanomics did not work. >> they are facing a uphill battle. a wall street journal poll shows the president obama five points ahead of them. this morning, sand lism near a mosque is not a hate crime but a random crime spree. about 30 dcars were hit. >> there is no evidence to believe that thi
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
michelle obama makes her pitch for a second term for her husband. >>> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, september 5th, 201. live look outside at 5:00 a.m. 77 lucky degrees. felt like a wall of humidity. walk right into it. >> whoosh. >> he felt the air. >> i walked right through it, too. >> cooled him off. >> he must have spritzed himself before hand. >> wow, yes, in the car. >> yeah. we've got a better chance of seeing rain throughout the area today. unfortunately, and then the other thing, too, the other part of story is that higher temperatures, too, around today, tomorrow, and friday. taking you back to 1:00 a.m. this morning. a few showers around front royal. those who made their way off to the north and east, really falling apart if you're around baltimore, we've got more rain that sits back in west virginia. the other side of i-81. that's what's going to slowly be making its way eastward throughout the morning. i think by the time we get to mid morning, 8:00, 9:00 a.m., we will see those showers here locally and again
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:30am EDT
romney and president obama both campaigned in virginia yesterday. >> both men today are getting ready for the first presidential debate. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: early voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday both candidates were in another battleground state. >> howis it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver, both campaigns seemed to be trying to lower expectat
NBC
Sep 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
region, president obama will get an up close look at the devastation. he will travel to louisiana today to meet with officials. last week he declared federal emergencies in parts of the emergency including the region and mississippi. he wanted to speed up federal aid. janet napolitano and gop presidential candidate mitt romney have also visited the area in the past few days. and even though isaac is long gone, its impact is still being felt for millions across the gulf coast. the storms are responsible for at least seven deaths in the region. hundreds of thousands are still without power, including more than 200,000 in louisiana. on top of all of this damage the army corps of engineers is looking at whether the levees installed after hurricane katrina caused flooding in other areas. >> going to put this system up, which is a good thing. it's a good thing. it stopped the city from flooding. it's a good thing. we're not going to worry about where we're pushing the water. >> it would have reduced flooding in other places. >> well, the corps of engineers said it will run a variety of
NBC
Sep 7, 2012 4:30am EDT
nasdaq hit a 12-year high. >>> both conventions are now over and today both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney are headed to the same battleground state. the president will speak at a museum in port smith and travel to university of iowa. mitt romney will attend tonight and will release a dozen new television commercials today. president obama is hoping he convinced people to vote for him after his speech at the democratic national convention. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> the pot. >> pat: outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also acknowledged that it will take much longer to solve challenges that built up over decades. the president said mitt romney's view on foreign policy are out of reach and his strategy would reverse progress. >> you might not be ready for diplomacy with beijing if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq, and he won't tell us how he will end the war in afghanistan. well, i have and i will. >> presid
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney appeared in dueling interviews last night on cbs's 60 minutes. >> mitt romney knows why he is behind in the polls. susan mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama and governor mitt romney appeared on 60 minutes last night. romney defended himself against accusations he hasn't laid out details for his plan to fix the economy. >> you are asking the american people to hire you as president of the united states. they would like to hear specifics. >> specifically i will not raise taxes on middle income folks. i will not lower the share of taxes paid by higher individuals. >> reporter: president obama told steve croft romney's plan won't work. >> he seems to only have one note. tax cuts for the wealthy and rolling back regulations. >> reporter: after romney released summaries of past income tax returns on friday. romney said he paid 14% last year because most of his income came from capital gains. >> i think it is the right way to encourage economic growth, to get people to invest, start businesses, to put people to work. >> reporter: t
NBC
Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
virginia. in addition to romney, first lady michelle obama was also in the state yesterday visiting richmond and fredericksburg. >>> a new poll shows that president obama holds a five-point lead over mitt romney in virginia. the nbc news/wall street journal poll shows the president leading mitt romney by five points. he holds a similar lead in florida and seven points in ohio. >>> the president and first lady will welcome many of our olympic athletes to the white house this morning. president obama will honor the 2012 u.s. olympic and paralympic teams in a south lawn ceremony. one of the swimmers being honored, matt mcclain of loudoun county. he had a hand in helping america take the gold in the men's 4 by 200 relay. >>> next week the senate will take up a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown. the house passed a bill that essentially puts the government on autopilot for six months. it includes the support of republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan even though it permits spending above the budget he authored this spring. >>> the alexandria man who pled guilty to tryi
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
are now less than two months away from the general election. president obama and mitt romney are raising tons of cash in the days leading up to november. the latest numbers show the president outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million and had outraised president obama the previous three months. despite the president's advantage in august, it was the third straight month that mitt romney raised more than $100 million. >>> not a bad way to start a season or a career. the redskins are 1-0 after shocking the saints 40-32 yesterday. robert griffin iii was stellar in his nfl debut. he threw two touchdown passes and threw for 320 yards in the wind. statistically, that's among the best quarterback debuts in league history. our own dan hellie was there for the game. he has more on rg3's historic performance and more on what coach shanahan thought about it. >> reporter: it really was a masterful performance by the redskins last night. the defense delivered against drew brees, and robert griffin iii walked on water. not quite, but he did
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
been one of the president's most vocal supporters this year. >>> first lady michelle obama delivered an emotional speech last night. she told delegates how she and president obama's modest upbringing- how her upbringing shaped who they are today. >> like so many american families, our families weren't asking for much. they didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did. in fact, they admired it. they simply believed in that fundamental american promise that even if you don't start out with much, if you work hard and do what you're supposed to do, you should be able to build a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and grandkids. that's how they raised us. >> right now p first lady has a higher favorability rating than the president. >>> maryland governor martin o'malley also spoke on the opening night of the convention. he opened a fiery critique of mitt romney and paul ryan. >> instead of investing in america they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never buil
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
lady michelle obama hoping to show americans a different side of her husband. ♪ the first lady was one of the main speakers last night in charlotte. she told the crowd the president knows about the american dream because she's lived it. >> he believes that when you've worked hard and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> the first lady never mentioned mitt romney or paul ryan during her speech. maryland governor martin o'malley though is not holding back his criticism of the nominees. o'malley also spoke at the dnc last night. romney and ryan were the main targets of his attack. >> instead of investing in america, they hide their money in swiss bank accounts and ship our jobs to china. swiss bank accounts never built an american bridge. swiss bank accounts never put cops on the streets or teachers in our classrooms. governor romney, just because you bank gaines the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> very popular state this election season. president obama headed to virginia beach. mitt romney is going to be at a veterans event in spring field. wednesday both men made appearances in the other -- one of the other battleground states. this time it was ohio. the latest poll there gives the president a 10-point lead and ohio carries 18 electoral votes. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio. >> the romney campaign released a new one-minute ad trying to dispel the image that he's out of touch with ordinary people. early voting is already under way in two dozen states and it starts today in iowa and ohio it's tomorrow. >>> game on for real. the regular n.f.l. referees will return to the field for tonight's game in baltimore. >> thank goodness. the league reached a contract agreement with the refs two days after face-to-face talks following that disastrous end to monday night football. kristin fisher is live at fed ex field with an explanation on how they pulled off this de. good morning, kristin. >> repo
NBC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ >>> welcome back. 6:22. your weather first. showers across the bay pulling away. we'll get into a decent portion of the day before some rain may return later. here's a look outside quickly on the michael & son weather camera. breaks in the cloud cover looking east. mid 70s by noon with a chance for some showers and storms late. highs around 80. >>> this could be the weekend. the nationals win their first division title since
NBC
Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
show president obama is more likely to win a second term in office. in virginia and wisconsin, the president's leads are now beyond the margin of error. >>> there is a new report that finds america's obesity especial dependic is only growing. we have one of the authors of that report coming up soon. >>> if you're trying to lose weight or lower your arrive for certain diseases, a local chef is here with his secrets to keeping the flavor while losing calories. jess? >> military families often struggle with their finances. but help is on the way and it's free. i'll tell you all about it at 6:07. you're watching 9news now. good morning. >>> i'm in the kitchen with ryan victor, executive chef. he's the food consultant for body tech weight loss and health in rockville. chef ryan is here to show us some of the secrets to losing weight and managing diabetes while still enjoying tasty food. you've never had diabetes. i've never had it but we have a relative that's been diagnosed. you said your father was recently diagnosed so you're helping him eat better. >> eating better and staying healt
NBC
Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
united nations general assembly begins its meeting of world leaders today. president obama will address the un during the week. hillary clinton will discuss the civil war in syria. >>> the government of pakistan is distancing itself. they are offering a $100,000 reward for the death of the american film maker who made the movie that sparked protests in the muslim world. >>> crews in washington state were able to keep them growing together over the weekend. it is a difficult traffic. so far the flames have destroyed several forest buildings. >>> news that it is national life insurance month may make you want to go to bed. but it is important. joining us this morning is the director of wealth management at it i aa cref. who needs life insurance if it is not just for old people? >> anybody who has any sort of debt, student loan mortgage credit card debt. if you don't want to leave your loved ones with -- with paying for your final expenses, that is another reason to have life insurance. >> obviously people married, married with children, a single parent with children, it would be i
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
this evening. first lady michelle obama will also speak. president obama isn't at the convention yet. today he will end his road to charlotte tour in virginia. he is set to speak in norfolk state university. the president spent yesterday in louisiana seeing firsthand the damage hurricane isaac caused last week. he also travelled to the battleground state of ohio where he told steel and auto workers that he saved millions of dollars by bailing out the auto industry. >> i believed in you. i bet on you. i'll make that bet any day of the week. because of that bet, three years later, that bet is paying off for america. >> vice president joe biden hammered home the same point in a rally in another crucial state, michigan. >> paul ryan hoping to steal some of the democrats' thunder as their convention gets under way. the republican vice presidential nominee calm pand yesterday in greenville, north carolina. he told voters this country is worse off now than it was before president obama was elected. >> what do you call president obama four years ago, if you don't have a record to run on, the
NBC
Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
obama appeared on david letterman last night and said the president needs to be the leader of all americans including that 47%. >>> a new quinnipiac university poll says mitt romney is losing grounds in the states that are most likely to decide this election. in colorado president obama is now leading which is a change from august which mitt romney had a five-point lead there. in virginia and wisconsin president obama has extended his lead in both of those states. beyond the polls' margin of error. >>> less than 50 days left in the presidential campaign and the attack ads between president obama and mitt romney heating up. each campaign has been airing tv ads making claims about the other. >> how accurate are the claims? gary nurenberg checked a few of the ads for accuracy. ga. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> he keeps saying it. >> this president cannot tell us he's better off today than when we took office. >> reporter: the ad compares statistics from 2008 and from now. >> 30 months of private sector job growth creating 4.6 million new jobs. >> reporter: in its
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 5:00am EDT
. now. the democratic national convention wraps up tonight with a speech from president obama. he'll officially accept his party's nomination at time warner cable arena in charlotte. the president was supposed to speak at a much larger football stadium, but organizers moved it to the arena because of a threat for bad weather. legates officially renominated president obama for president yesterday. and they'll do the same with vice president joe biden today. the vice president got a quick walk-through about four hours ago at 1:00 a.m., once the delegates left. 'll speak tonight and accept the vice presidential nomination shortly before the president takes the stage. former president bill clinton says he is confident barack obama will win a second term. >> i hate to break it to you, but we're going to keep president obama on the job! >> clinton officially renominated president obama last night. he told delegates that the president has taken steps, the crucial first steps toward an economic recovery, and he is the right man to finish the job. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he
NBC
Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
o'mal. this is the same honor president obama had at the convention in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there today. it is the -- it's for
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
attention now in campaign 2012. with a little over a month left to go until the election, president obama and mitt romney are doing everything they can to put more supporters in the respective camps. >> today both men will campaign in virginia. they're trying to earn the commonwealth's 13 electoral votes. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney are following each other from one battleground state to another. on wednesday ohio was their target. >> you probably are aware that there's an election going on right now in ohio. >> i believe you're going to help me win ohio, i'll tell you that. >> reporter: today it's a quick flight to virginia for rallies there. >> we're a compassionate people. >> reporter: on wednesday romney tried to convey a more empathetic candidate. >> we have people who are hurting. we have people who are disabled and people who are poor. they need our help and they receive our help. we're a charitable people. >> reporter: recent polls show romney trailing the president on the question of which candidate cares about my needs. but time is runni
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Sep 13, 2012 4:30am EDT
. they give the military more flexibility to launch any mission that president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's even considering military action in libya. he does say that justice will be done. >> what we have to do now is do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts and bring them to justice. >> the white house says president obama has spoken to the presidents of libya and egypt and urged them to continue working with the u.s. to make sure diplomats are safe. >> the bodies of ambassador stevens and the three other americans killed are on their way back to the u.s. the plane arrived in germany before heading to the united states. other victims who were injured in the attack were also on boor board. the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night just outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off of george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. he knew ambassador stevens personally. >> he wa
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00am EDT
some catching up to do there. the poll shows president obama has opened up a significant lead in ohio, pennsylvania, and florida. but one bright spot for governor romney, the numbers are closer among voters who say they're paying close attention to the race. >>> republican congressman todd akin defied the wishes of the national g.o.p. and did not drop out of the race in the missouri senate race. tuesday was the final deadline for him to do that. he was pressured to quit after his legitimate rape comments last month but he says he owe it is to his supporters to stay in the race and fails off against the democrat. >>> we may not be able to read our pets' minds but some cat owners are getting a much better idea about what goes on when they go outside. that story is coming up at 5:56. >> at 5:22, the redskins play caller kyle shanahan owes some big dough after his encounter with the replacement refs? >> does a rainy weekend lay ahead in the seven-day forecast? we'll hear from olga breese. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's wednesday morning. 4:15. olga breese is in for
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
. look at that. look at that. >> yeah. >> not something you see every day. president obama got a bit of a surprise during a visit to a florida pizzeria. the owner, 46-year-old scott manduzer, was so excited to see the president, he gave him a great big bear hug, lifted him off the ground. he's a registered republican, believe it or not. the president ordered several pies and threw a pizza party for a local campaign office. i did read he cleared it with the secret service before he picked up the president of the united states. >> i was wondering about that. >>> as the days tick down to the general election, both president obama and mitt romney bringing in big bucks. the president slightly outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. this was the third straight month romney raised more than $100 million. >>> congress will return to work offer a five week vacation. lawmakers head back to capitol hill with a laundry list of bills to consider. topping the list is the bush er
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
attention to the race for the white house. both mitt romney and president obama will be in ohio today. >> both candidates plan to make stops in the cleveland and toledo areas. governor romney will also make a stop near columbus. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: by bus or by plane, for mitt romney and paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president now has a nine-point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double-digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign with president obama and his republic rival e
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00am EDT
chants of "usa" from romney supporters. he continued to attack president obama's handling of the situation in the middle east. >>> and paul ryan will visit rockingham fairgrounds in harrisonburg, virginia. yesterday mitt romney was in fairfax, and first lady michelle obama appeared at two events, one in richmond and the other in fredericksburg. >>> virginia is expected to be one of the most important states up for grabs in november. right now president obama is leading in the commonwealth and other battleground states. a new nbc/wall street journal poll shows the president ahead of mitt romney in three key states. in virginia and florida, he leads romney by five points among the voters. that lead jumps to seven points in ohio. political experts say these are fairly large leads for the president, but they can easily be wiped out if romney has a strong first debate, which is scheduled for october 3rd. stocks will open on wall street today on multiyear highs, thanks to new efforts by the federal reserve. word the fed would inject $40 million sent stocks soaring today. it will also k
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
5:09. >>> most of his campaign talk has been about domestic economy but today president obama is changing topics. >> the president will address the u.n. general assembly and he's expected to focus on problems in libya, the middle east and iran. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live outside the white house with the story. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, mike and andrea. president obama has plenty to talk about when he addresses the u.n. general assembly later today in new york. there's the civil war in syria, the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but the president is not going to be at the u.n. for long. he's taken some hits for it. the president arrived in new york city yesterday afternoon and he went straight for a sitdown not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. in fact, the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings with world leaders during the u.n. so critics are accusing the president of putting hi
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. president obama will visit the storm-ravaged region today. he will tour louisiana and review recovery and response efforts. the president declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. right now hundreds of thousands of people are still without power, including more than 200,000 louisiana alone. >>> the storm is to blame for at least seven deaths, as well. >>> most of new orleans was spared by isaac's wrath thanks to new levees built after hurricane katrina. but some louisiana residents are complaining at the levees. they say the levees diverted flood waters to other areas of the state causing more damage. >> you're going to put the flood system up, is ch is a good thing. food thing. it stopped the city from flooding, it's a good thing. but you're not going to worry about where you're pushing the water? >> we would not have built a system that would have induced flooding in other places. >> the corps of engineers said it would l. run a variety of computer motd dells to figure out if the new levees caused problems in other a
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
voting began in iowa thursday morning and voters lined up to cast their ballots. president obama's team is feeling confident that most of these early votes will be for the president. >> this many people this early in the morning really shows that there's strong support here in iowa for the president. >> reporter: but on thursday, both candidates were in another battleground state. >> how is it going, virginia beach? >> reporter: president obama talked to voters in southern virginia. >> growing our economy begins with a strong and thriving middle class. >> reporter: while mitt romney talked with veterans about looming cuts to the military in the northern part of the state. >> 136,000 jobs will be lost in virginia as a result of this move. >> reporter: the candidates will spend time this weekend preparing for next week's debate ahead of the faceoff in denver both campaigns seem to be trying to lower expectations. >> we are looking forward to the debates as you know, and there have been difficulties. you have to give the president some credit for the campaign they're running. >> reporter:
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
request for a meeting. an israeli newspaper reported that president obama denied a meeting with benjamin netanyahu later this month during a u.n. general assembly. but a white house spokesman said the men simply won't meet because of the president's hectic election schedule. both men spent an hour on the phone discussing iran's nuclear ambitions. yet yet netanyahu has urged the u.s. to take a stand on threatening iran's nuclear policies. >>> recent polls show the president and mitt romney essentially tied in nevada. the republican presidential nominee visited reno yesterday and spoke at the annual national guard convention. >> romney will be in our area tomorrow. he's holding a rally late tomorrow morning at van dyke park in fairfax. it begins at 11:35. the doors open at 9:00 a.m. the event is free and open to the public. the romney campaign is asking that you rsvp on the virginia page on the campaign's website. >>> and mitt romney's running mate focusing on a second campaign. paul ryan has begun running tv ads for his congressional re-election effort. he's spending $2 million t
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
back with more at 6:11. >>> the world will be watching new york today. president obama will address the united nations general assembly. >> no shortage of topics from iran to syria to anti-american protests in the muslim world. kristin fisher is live outside the white house previewing a story that's happening today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: president obama has plenty to talk about. there's the civil war in syria. the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of iran developing a nuclear weapon. but he's not going to be there long and the president has taken some hits for it. he arrived yesterday in new york city. the first thing he did, he went to sit down not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jed white house spokesman jay carney said the president is hosting two receptions for world leaders during th
NBC
Sep 10, 2012 4:30am EDT
months until the presidential election, and both president obama and mitt romney are raising big bucks. the latest numbers show the president outraised romney in august, bringing in $114 million. the republican nominee raised $111 million. he had outraised president obama in the three previous months. despite the president's advantage in august, it was the third straight month that romney raised more than $100 million. romney will be in ohio today, another crucial state that could decide the election. he talked to david gregory in an exclusive interview on meet the press yesterday. he told gregory, if elected, he plans to repeal and replace obama's health care law, but he added he would keep parts of that law that he thought would help americans. >> there are a number of things i like in health care reform that i would put in place. one is to make sure that those with prexwiexisting conditions get coverage. two is to allow people to have policies that cover their families to whatever age they like. and also allow individuals to buy health insurance on their own as opposed to only
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Sep 3, 2012 4:30am EDT
katrina actually caused flooding in other areas. meanwhile, president obama will travel down to louisiana today to tour the storm-ravaged state. the president will meet with local officials and view response and recovery evident for thes. declare federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi, hoping to speed up federal aid to those effected by isaac. janet napolitano visited the area yesterday and mitt romney toured louisiana on friday. >>> this morning democrats are on their way to north carolina for the democratic national convention. so is the republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan will campaign today in greenville. that's about 250 miles from charlotte where the convention begins tomorrow. vice president joe biden had planned on campaigning in tampa during the start of the gop convention but he canceled those plans though because hurricane isaac was approaching the area. biden is issuing a new warning about mitt romney. he says the republican presidential nominee is ready to go to war in syria and iran. the vice president made that comment yesterday in pennsylvan
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Sep 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
mitt romney. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: president obama shared a plate of fries with young voters while talking about student loans in south florida. >> what's the average tuition? >> $44,000. around that number. >> reporter: and mitt romney talked medicare in sarasota. >> i hope the people in florida understand this -- he cut medicare by $716 billion. >> reporter: two contrasting images in toll parts of the state -- two parts of the state, each with the same goal. florida's 29 electoral votes. but something president obama said during a candidate's forum on spanish language network drew the most attention. >> you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. that's how i got elected. and that's how the big accomplishments like health care got done. was because we mobilized the american people to speak out. >> reporter: mitt romney was quick to jump on that comment. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from inside. he can only change it from outside. well, we're going
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
i need you to vote this november. >> president obama saying our challenges can be met as he pushes for a second term in office. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this friday, september 7th, 2012. 5:00 a.m., 72 degrees. and it is a touch cooler, feels like the humidity, you know, kind of went down just a little bit. >> had the windows down coming in this morning. >> look at you. >> that's brave. >> well, today, fairly confident we're going to get into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. summer's last gasp because this weekend we're going to see fall move in. there you go. >> love it. >> taste of fall this weekend. it's, you know, about time, right? this is the time of year. the average temperature, around mid september is, in fact, upper 70s. right now we've got 72 degrees with a partly cloudy sky. a wind that's calm. humidity at 87% right now. take a look at the satellite and the radar over the last couple of hours. those storms that moved through yesterday. those are way off the coast of north carolina now. we've got ju
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
%. >>> both president obama and republican challenger mitt romney will campaign in new hampshire today. this afternoon the president will speak at a museum in port smith and then travel to an event at the university of iowa. mitt romney will attend a ramally in new hampshire. his campaign also plans to release more than a dozen new television commercials today. >>> four minutes after the hour. president obama tried to rally his base as the campaign transitions into a new phase. he spoke to a rousing crowd at the democratic national convention last night. the president outlined his accomplishments over the last four years. he also tried to show some contrast on hot button issues like the economy and health care for seniorses. . >> i will never turn medicare into a voucher. no american should ever have to spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. they should retire with the care and the dignity that they have earned. >> news4's jim vance was also at the convention. he has more on the challenge ahead for democratic delegates. >> the convention is over. the delegates ha
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
and shared responsibility, we're all in this together society, you should vote for barack obama and joe biden. >> and presidential pitch. former president bill clinton fires up the democratic convention and lays out why he believes president obama should get four more years. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. if you didn't stay up to watch former president clinton's speech, you may be dragging from catching the start of the football season. two redskins rivals duked it out. the nfl season officially under way now. a bit later, we'll have the highlights and a look ahead to the redskins' first game. >> we're enjoying watching the cowboys win. first though at 6:00 a.m., cloudy skies, muggy out there. when you think of football, you think of cool, fall temperatures. not happening today, but it's coming. >> it's coming. >> it's coming. going to be a hot one today, though. >> yeah. we're advertising the cool because of the heat that we're going to have today, too and some showers out there, too, right now, big-time storms aro
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